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St. Aidan School Class Of 2013

The heavy rain on Saturday, June 7 did not dampen the spirits of the friends, family and school faculty who gathered to celebrate graduation day at Saint Aidan School recently celebrated Graduation Day, with eighth graders taking part in a three-part celebration beginning with Mass for the school and parish, followed by a beautiful Communion breakfast hosted by the sixth-and seventh-grade parents.

The day concluded in the evening with a graduation ceremony in the church highlighted by a keynote speech by Fr. Thomas Tassone.

The St. Aidan School Class of 2013 thrived on the school’s tradition of excellence.  In all, these students received over 50 awards and Catholic high school scholarships totaling more than $400,000, for their academic achievement, community and school service, and personal accomplishments. The school’s eighth grade class was accepted into the high schools of his/her choice, which include Chaminade High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Anthony’s High School, St. Dominic’s High School, St. Mary’s High School and Xavier High School.   

Founded by the Sisters of Charity and the Franciscan Brothers over 60 years ago, a rich tradition of rigorous academic and spiritual training continues today led by highly-trained lay teachers committed to Catholic Education.  St. Aidan School is committed to technological advancement and maintains state-of-the-art technology in both campuses, including SMARTBoards in every classroom, SMART Tables for the Early Childhood grades, an iPad program, and a cutting- edge Library Media Center capable of worldwide video conferencing.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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